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A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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I think the thing that's sticking in more reasonable people's craws about that Kotaku article is that the argument they've been pushing is easy difficulty is an accessibility concern so it should be an option in every game. But turning around and complaining about a difficulty being too easy says they didn't really care about people with motor control issues and whatever and were just using them as a convenient prop to argue for easy difficulty cause they kinda suck.

This is of course ignoring it's probably by a different writer but I feel like editorial probably should have caught it.

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A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Is Sseth Tzeentach any good? He seems to cover a lot of games I like, but I've kinda learned my lesson about clicking on random youtube recs.

A Sometimes Food
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Nuebot posted:

He covers a lot of cool, occasionally obscure games but his humor is very dated 2000's 4chan IE: "ironic" racism and antisemitism. He very much stays in character for the videos, whether that means anything or not given that this kind of stuff is clearly his thing. Personally; I like the fast paced look into a game I frequently have literally never heard of before, but I don't recommend them to anyone I don't already know is okay with, or fond of, that particular brand of humor. He's given games away for free, and encouraged developers to reach out to fans specifically with sales and stuff - but he's also done weird stuff like spend sponsorship money on porn of a game's character because he felt there wasn't enough of her. So it's a land of extremes and contrasts I guess.

Huh. Well glad I asked, think I'm gonna pass. Cheers.

A Sometimes Food
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Antifa Turkeesian posted:

There's a lot of thought behind it. The guy's clearly a nazi doing measured entryism through plausibly deniable "irony" to get loners into the pipeline. poo poo like this is textbook incremental desensitization:







There's no reason to do this other than to attract angry gamer dorks and begin laying the groundwork for the kind of stuff you'd find on 4chan. Someone who was just mindlessly drifting through the pipeline wouldn't be so precise about it. It's very similar to stonetoss in that regard, though with an added parasocial element that probably makes it more effective.

Increasingly glad I asked before looking at his videos.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Kill la Kill was mostly pretty fun and a dumb action thing with themes of abuse and exploitation through fascism, capitalism, parental abuse and repression handled bluntly but mostly in a fun schlocky way.

That scene though was uh. Not that. It goes right back to being goofy over the top fun afterward. But like yikes I can understand just stopping there.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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I really dislike the Wha Happuns on recent stuff. Like I know they're probably good for hits but doing them before all thd info is out let alone while legal poo poo is initiating tends to lead to very boring episodes.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Calico Heart posted:

Hey all. Been a few months of silence for me since my Blazing Saddles video blew up, but I just finished a little something up.

Animal Crossing and Semiocapital

Yes, I was not able to just loving shut my brain up and enjoy the cute animal game, the only source of respite I have, in my quarantine hovel. Hope y'all ejoy!

Great video.

Despite blue balling me by not cutting in some Atelier when you went on that long speech about barrels.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Calico Heart posted:

Ugh. So I took a break from video-making for a while and remembered what I liked so much about it in the editing process. I legit love video editing and even though I had to make the massive step down from Final Cut to Filmora still had a lot of fun working on my latest.

What I didn't miss was posting an innocuous video about Animal Crossing and semiotic theory and encountering and eleting nazi comments within 24 hours. Sigh

You uh already posted this mate. I even posted about it up the page.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Roland Jones posted:

To summarize:

A trans woman made a few tweets criticizing Laura Grace Jane for defending Buck Angel, noted monster.

Alice jumped into the thread to start digging up tweets about her being a landlord, then implied that she should kill herself after the woman asked what Alice thinks she should do. (Said "landlord" has one house and lives there herself, sublets rooms in said house at half the going rate and puts excess money into a maintenance fund instead of taking it for profit, hasn't charged rent at all since the COVID-19 crisis started, and has pushed to have the laws in her country (Iceland) that prevent people from sharing ownership of a single home so that she can turn her house into a co-op owned by all the residents, so as far as landlordliness goes it's pretty minor. Also even if you ignore all that the actual landlording is pretty similar to a situation DNE described in one of his own videos, and I don't think the message there was that Mrs. O'Leary should kill herself. I could be mistaken though.)

Some of the tweets Alice posted as proof of evil landlordliness involved the woman having had to throw out a tenant's friend for trying to rape her, and then banning that tenant from bringing guests into the house because he kept trying to bring his rapist friend back or something. No one was evicted as far as I know, unless you count the rapist friend since he was staying with his pal there free sometimes. Even if you stretch things to include him, I think attempted rape is a pretty fair reason for getting kicked out, so gently caress that guy.

Someone started using the official WTYP account to say Alice was in the right about all this and make jokes about being "cancelled" by the "Landlord Defense Brigade", basically directing their followers to dogpile on the situation. From their past videos I thought it was Liam who runs the account, but whoever was posting claimed that it was DNE. Whoever it was, they spent at least seven hours tweeting about this.

Alice has since spent two days doubling down on this, getting into stuff like spreading the woman's deadname, and generally being human garbage.

It's all been very bewildering, disgusting, and disappointing. I'm sure they're going to talk about it at the start of the next episode too; I wonder how they're going to try to spin it so that Alice doesn't look like a complete shithead. (Probably by just saying "landlord" a million times and ignoring everything that actually happened.)


It is an accurate characterization of the landlord bitching stuff.

Oh goddamnit, I liked donoteat.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Bakeneko posted:

Oh, okay. But most people still have to pay for housing one way or another unless, like, they inherit a place from their parents where the mortgage was already paid off, and in that case somebody still paid for it.

The landlord isn't doing anything they just leech off the earnings of their renter. Any money they pay for rent provides no lasting benefit to them. Purely parasitic. If you sell someone a house they own a house. They get a lasting benefit.

And insidiously landlords jack up prices making actually buying a place harder. Landlording is a system that purely steals wealth from the poor for the benefit of those who already have land.

Now this ignores a whole lot of potential grey areas and nuance and guess what the poor Icelandic lady Alice has terrorised falls into a bunch of them. But that's the gist of the thought.

A Sometimes Food
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WeedlordGoku69 posted:

also, the way that said story reason is handled makes the production reason very, very obvious, because Lilo straight-up, no-bullshit abandons Stitch in favor of boys and it's just kind of offhandedly mentioned at the start of the show.

Japanese audiences loving hate "bratty" kids (Chihiro from Spirited Away is also a deeply unpopular character in Japan); on top of that, I strongly suspect that the very same unique family situation that makes Americans respect the hell out of the movie bristled hard against their cultural sensibilities, since single parents are kind of looked down upon in Japan, and in Japan you're expected to just straight up ignore and not talk about things that are looked down upon.

e: that said, Disney did the smart move here and kept that show Asia-exclusive for years, and the English dub mostly exists for markets like Singapore and the Philippines. I think it got a very very brief run on Disney XD in a late-night slot simply as timeslot filler, but they never made any serious attempt to push it here, presumably because everyone's response to the Lilo thing in America when details started emerging was "OH gently caress YOU."

I feel like the real thing that got Lilo kicked from the anime is just straight up racism. Japanese media is packed with single parent families, orphans raised by older siblings and bratty or delinquent protagonists. Hell Yusuke Urameshi is bratty delinquent with a single mother. Or Ichigo Kurosaki bratty with a single father. Naruto way more of a brat than Lilo. Or in a genre closer to Lilo and Stitch would be, Yotsuba.

Arcsquad12 posted:

The development of the Orc in popular culture is actually a topic I find really fascinating because of how you can trace their development and changes back to the Tolkien baseline. The D&D version of the Orc is... not great, but it, along with the eponymous Greenskin from Warhammer, have had more of an impact on the cultural perception of the Orc than Tolkien Orcs have ever had. D&D Orcs are still pretty much the same as they were back in the 80s, when it was less likely to make people bristle at the notion of an inherently evil or violent sentient being. Nowadays, that doesn't fly as much, which I'd argue is why the Warcraft Orc is so popular, because they balance the violent, tribal image of the Orc with other traits such as honour, compassion and kinship. Even the Warhammer Orc/Ork has more going on than just being pure evil beings. They have a batshit insane culture that is incredibly violent, but they're not sadists, and there's plenty of writing done about the Warhammer Orc that interprets their desire for war in a positive light by trying to see things from their perspective (this is why the War of the Beast books suck because making the Orks cruel for cruelty's sake doesn't fly with their appeal at all).

To go with a more contemporary example, the Orcs in Bright are a loving terrible interpretation because they're taking an already colonialist view of Orcs as mindless savages and then updating it to apply to inner city black communities and holy poo poo if that is not one of the worst looks you could have. Modern fantasy and a lot of modern pop culture in general has trouble with the idea of inherently evil life, which is why I haven't really been talking about Tolkien Orcs. Tolkien had serious issues with the idea that something could be inherently evil and not something that a person chose to be or was forced to be. The orcs in Tolkien works are awful beings who are cruel and fearful, but he had deep reservations about making them true creatures of evil, hence why they were originally elves that were ruined by Morgoth and twisted to his own ends. The orc of the 80s and 90s left their mark as evil monsters that lingers to this day (Orcs in japanese media are heavily inspired by D&D Orcs from the 80s which is why you still get the pigfaced rapist monsters in fantasy shows or the loving Goblin Slayer abomination), but that seems to be changing thanks to the stuff I mentioned above.

The other thing about Tolkien orcs, is while they had some racist baggage in their visual descriptions, they were mostly a stand in for fascists with a heavy industrial aesthetic and a bunch of classist baggage rather than some racist idea of primitive hordes like DnD went with. Only 40k really leans on this weirdly enough.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Nuebot posted:

All of your examples are young, or teenage, boys however. Who, in media, tend to be portrayed with a lot more rebellious gusto than girls and young women, who as many people have noted; in the bulk of mainstream anime tend to be portrayed pretty badly. In many popular anime like Bleach and Naruto, even if a female character starts strong - once they hit their main stride and at the peak of their popularity, most of them wound up becoming really passive non-entities for one reason or another. It's entirely possible that it is racism. It's also entirely possible it's sexism. It's entirely possible it's both. Personally, I'd wager on it being both.

I'm not as familiar with shoujo, not having grown up watching it, but I'm pretty sure this is still horseshit even for series aimed at and starring women. Off the top of my head, Usagi from Sailor Moon is definitely a brat, and I'm certain bratty princess is a common archetype for leads. The much easier answer is racism and I'm confident that is it. They may have said the other things to avoid just saying 'oh we didn't like her cause of her wide nose'.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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macabresca posted:

As a person who lives in post-communism country, I was always baffled by takes like communism=good. Communism is a utopia and the only attempt at bringing it to life turned to poo poo

I mean not going too hard on this cause frankly I'm not too educated on this or that invested, but as someone that works with statistics the statement that 'the few attempts at communism failed' kinda sucks as an argument given most attempts at capitalism fail as well. People aren't good at setting up countries that aren't oppressive, poverty ridden shitholes, regardless of chosen economic system. In the USSR's case in particular, Tsarist Russia and post communist Russia kind of have a lot of the same problems to varying degrees, and I'm not sure how many of it's problems are more about underlying issues with Russian society and not a result of feudalism/communism/capitalism.

There are other arguments for and against communism and capitalism that people more educated than me can throw around (preferably somewhere far far from this thread) but just statistically 'the few attempts at this failed so we should stick to the system done hundreds of times that also almost always results in failure for most of it's population' is a weird argument.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Archer666 posted:

There is only 1 good person left on cracked and that's Seanbaby. No idea why he's on there, though.


Sup post-commie buddy

Its basically just people who never lived in a Communist country thinking the grass is greener on the other side.


macabresca posted:

It's more like if communism is ever reintroduced on such a scale it should be thoroughly examined in order to avoid the mistakes of the past. And, well, I'm obviously biased because people in my country are pretty salty when it comes to the subject. I just think those differences in perspective are very interesting.


Howdy! Also yeah, this

I mean yeah, insane tankies aside no one wants to repeat the Soviet Union, China or North Korea. But like the current capitalist system is kinda inevitably leading to apocalypse in the long (or medium) term and in the short term is hellish for most people already, so people are understandably wanting to reexamine the only alternative that's really been tried to see if they can get it to work or at least lift what could work out of it to replace the things that will kill us all if they continue.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Max Wilco posted:

By the sequel, do you mean The Devil's Daughter? I remember seeing that on sale recently, but forgot to pick it up.

Yeah it's bad, which is a shame cause Crime & Punishments is one of the best Holmes things I can think of.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Ash Crimson posted:

the thing is, you can tell by the shape of lordkat's head that something isn't entirely right about him

Did you just post phrenology or like is there some obvious braincase out of whack going on?

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Crocoswine posted:

some people have different life experiences than you do

I mean yeah but I guess the argument here is it's not an age thing cause I was born in 87 and also got super into DBZ when it was on before school as did most of my peers.

My first anime though was Teknoman when I was like 4 or 5.

Edit: and yeah free to air had an anime block before school most of my childhood on channel 10 and SBS would often show random anime series and movies in the evenings. I distinctly remember watching something with a naked anime robot lady getting dissected/operated on/going to the mechanic? way way too young for that. Don't think it was GitS either.

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Good to know I'm not alone. Man that show ruled. At least I remember it ruling.

A Sometimes Food
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Babysitter Super Sleuth posted:

Teknoman was the localized and edited version of Tekkaman Blade, which is hilariously bonkers and extremely over the top in the best sort of 90s anime way.


https://youtu.be/2l4RN1duEEE

Hoooly poo poo, this takes me back. I vividly remember the green transformation energy and had forgotten where.

A Sometimes Food
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Yeah it basically came out that Roosterteeth has a problem with harassment, two of the women who've left it have spoken up. I'll try and dig up the relevant tweets.

Edit: Mica Burton basically got harassed a ton by racist/sexist parts of the fanbase and RT was reportedly real poo poo about helping/doing anything to confront or drive off the racists seems to be the sum of the most recent stuff.

Less recent controversies are they laid off a ton of people last year and one of their VPs got arrested for assaulting his wife.

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I kinda liked the start of RWBY based on it being kinda interesting as a weird semi-amateur take on a web cartoon and just generally kind of dumb fun, but it just, never does anything interesting or really, like, good with what it starts with so while it was kinda fun for a few eps it runs out that goodwill then goes on to be a still ongoing serial. Having ducked in occasionally to see what's happened it handles every plot thread and character with complete incompetence. It's not so much wasted potential as, like, wasted premises cause outside of the fight direction and some of the character designs I'm not sure there was potential to start with.

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Pants Donkey posted:

Unless their culture has shifted in the past decade, 4Chan hates anyone who cares about something, so OAG would fit that exactly. Itís like a community fueled by South Park political apathy.

Ummm

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Bakugo owns and his being a poo poo is funny more often than not.

MHA has plenty of other problems though.

And for whatever reason Jamie most of the shonen manga I can think of that actually treats women well is majorly violent. Or horny. Often both.

A Sometimes Food
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You should read SHY thinking on it. That probably fits your criteria to a tee.

You should also read Chainsawman. It's violent and horny but everyone should read it.

A Sometimes Food
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Dawgstar posted:

Also doesn't Power tend to hold up her end in fights?

Not to mention Kobeni, Himeno, MAKIMA, Reze, Qianxi and Santa.

A Sometimes Food
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Battle of Gods is not just peak DBZ it might be the best revival movie for a dormant series ever? Which okay, most of those suck, but Battle of Gods is really good.

A Sometimes Food
Dec 8, 2010

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Gonna be honest, eating meat is my one real vice and I'll probably move to long pig if I survive to see it priced out of my reach. You can pry eating meat from my twitching prion disease infected hands.

Edit: cannibalism snipe hell yeah

A Sometimes Food
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Also anytime it tried to handle something outside Anglo England it made no sense at all which like, it's easier to ignore stuff that doesn't make sense when it isn't also pig ignorant.

A Sometimes Food
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This is a great video and it's honestly kind of amazing the scene is still getting new blood even today. The guys who beat the impossible level are a uni student and a 14 year old.

Like I watch speedrunning docs sometimes and so often it's a cadre of people into the game since release all the way. The fact this has giants less than half the game's age is rad as hell and says nice things about the community.

A Sometimes Food
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Ghostlight posted:

and they suck live

How the gently caress can you be a punk band called no fx and suck live.

A Sometimes Food
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Casey Finnigan posted:

I wonder how much foreign media I've seen that has extremely hackneyed political messages that I am able to just happily ignore because I don't know the context.

Phoenix Wright is pretty directly scathing of Japanese police and legal system. I think some of the more absurd poo poo that seems like a joke is like, lifted from actual horseshit Japanese prosecutors have pulled off.

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Antifa Turkeesian posted:

Ghostbusters is one pretty good movie that people have been trying to build into a franchise for almost 40 years, and itís never worked. I like Lorenzo Music too, but itís all forgettable junk. The new one will be too. That poor Stranger Things kid must be so confused, constantly appearing in 80s things he canít possibly understand.

The cartoons were pretty good at least.

A Sometimes Food
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Arist posted:

Honestly, no one came out of that dumb Schindler's List looking great. The dude Schreier felt the need to publicly dunk on was a colleague inelegantly trying to compare his emotional response (not even the content) to a movie that, like it or not, has become shorthand for "good, sad thing."

Basically, never tweet.

Actually I'm pretty sure almost everyone who took the time to dunk on the brainless cultureless jackass who compared a generic rear end dark and edgy game to Schindler's List came out looking great. What a loving prick. M They are so loving lacking in life experience they

- think that's appropriate
- think Naughty Dog's writing is that good
- can't even think of a less ubiquitous sad movie than Schindler's loving List

A Sometimes Food
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Through goatman and beyond

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Arcsquad12 posted:

I guess I'll still be active here. But BnR still seems cool, so I'll stick around

Yeah if nothing else this has reminded me not to out my eggs in one basket for internet hangouts.

A Sometimes Food
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Maybe I'm cynical but sexual misconduct never gets treated this seriously and immediately by twitch and sponsors. I'm thinking murder.

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Neddy Seagoon posted:

That's pretty much a certainty. Streamers are the boy-bands of the modern generation.

I thought that was kpop.

A Sometimes Food
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Arcsquad12 posted:

Can we have a post apoc story or game where humanity doesn't immediately default to a raider mentality upon the collapse of civilization?

Older post but the Atelier Dusk games (Ayesha, Escha&Logy (Escha to Logy in Japanese for a pun) and Shallie) are set in one of the nicest post-apocalypses I've ever seen. The only battles are against monsters and old robots and the plots tend to revolve around fixing problems like poor soil quality, droughts or broken transportation networks with alchemy.

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Games don't need to have fully reactive stories, they can have linear stories where the player has to do something. This is fine.

If they do this they probably shouldn't berate the player for doing something they didn't choose to do though.

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watho posted:

good thing they donít then. i mean unless you paused the game to literally go out and commit war crimes for the US military, then i can understand feeling like the game is berating you for it. you kinda deserves it in that case tho tbh

Spec Ops was fine but there have been plenty of other games that screwed it up.

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